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adj. Zoology
Having chelae or resembling a chela.
n. Chemistry
A chemical compound in the form of a heterocyclic ring, containing a metal ion attached by coordinate bonds to at least two nonmetal ions.
tr.v. che·lat·ed, che·lat·ing, che·lates
1. Chemistry To combine (a metal ion) with a chemical compound to form a ring.
2. Medicine To remove (a heavy metal, such as lead or mercury) from the bloodstream by means of a chelate, such as EDTA.

che′lat·a·ble adj.
che·la′tion n.
che′la′tor n.
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having the capability to chelate
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Most chelatable zinc is contained in vesicles localized in the presynaptic terminals of the dentate granule cells that form the mossy fiber tracts of the hippocampus [13, 14], a region where neurogenesis and neural migration actively occurs in the adult brain [15, 16].
Targeting chelatable iron as a therapeutic modality in Parkinson's disease.
The cytoplasmic ferritin content is regulated by the translation of ferritin H and L mRNAs in response to an intracellular chelatable iron level [41].
The particular effect that humic substances have on chelatable metals in hazardous wastes depends upon the following factors:
Dunaief, "Maculas affected by age-related macular degeneration contain increased chelatable iron in the retinal pigment epithelium and Bruch's membrane," Archives of Ophthalmology, vol.
Nonprotein bound iron was determined as desferoxamine- (DFO-) chelatable free iron (DFO-iron complex, ferrioxamine).
The LPI assay is based on the measurement of the redox-active and readily chelatable fraction of serum NTBI.
Enhanced cellular chelatable iron and ROS production result in increased nuclear factor-KB (NF-[kappa]B) DNA binding, which leads to intensified gene expression and protein synthesis (Pham et al., 2004).
A strict correlation was found between lipid peroxidation and the level of desferrioxamine chelatable iron pool.